Pidilite Industries Ltd (BSE 500331: NSE PIDILITIND), a leading manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and construction chemicals in India appointed Mr. Rajeev Vasudeva as an Additional Director (Independent) on its Board effective from 10th September 2020.
Rajeev, an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, US and LLB from University of Delhi is also a Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accounts of India. He had a long association with Egon Zehnder, a premier global leadership advisory firm and was their global CEO till December 2018. In March 2019, Rajeev was appointed as the Chairman of Centum Learning Ltd. and he is also a Board member of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a listed entity on the NYSE and TSX.
Speaking on the appointment, Mr. Bharat Puri, Managing Director, Pidilite Industries Ltd said, “We are delighted to welcome Rajeev on the Board of Pidilite. With his global experience and strong track record of leading businesses and providing governance advice, we are confident that Rajeev’s induction will add a lot of value to the Board.”
While talking about his appointment, Mr. Rajeev Vasudeva said, “I have long admired Pidilite’ s pioneering spirit in building brands that have endured over the years. Their unwavering commitment to a sustainable vision is amply demonstrated by the ethical values and social responsibilities they stand by. I very much look forward to contributing to its continued growth and success story ahead.”
Mr. Rajeev Vasudeva is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an MBA from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He started his own management consultancy firm Sachar Vasudeva & Associates in 1986. The firm provided advise to multinational companies on India entry strategy. This consultancy firm was merged with Egon Zehnder International in 1995 to launch the operations of Egon Zehnder In India.
As an advisor on CEO & Board matters, Mr Rajeev Vasudeva has provided leadership and governance advice to companies around the world. He served on the global Executive Committee of Egon Zehnder for 14 years, and was on the global Board for 8 years. He was appointed as the global CEO of Egon Zehnder in 2014 and served till December 2018. Egon Zehnder is the premier global leadership advisory firm, with 69 offices in 41 countries.
In March 2019, he was appointed as the Chairman of Centum Learning Ltd., a privately held elearning and skill development company. He joined the Board of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, listed on the NYSE and TSX, in August 2019.